United Kingdom-Reading: Copernicus C3S_428 C3S Use Cases (Round 2)

Type of document: Contract Awards
Country: United Kingdom
OJEU Ref: (2019/S 194-472272/EN)
Nature of contract: Service contract
Procedure: Open procedure
Regulation of procurement: EU
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Contract award notice

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Procurement at ECMWF
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5) Main activity
Other activity: Meteorological services

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: Copernicus C3S_428 C3S Use Cases (Round 2)

Reference number: C3S_428
II.1.2) Main CPV code: 73000000
II.1.3) Type of contract Services
II.1.4) Short Description: This invitation to tender (ITT) aimed at selecting use cases to bring about success stories of the uptake of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) products to spin-up sustainable applications and businesses. Based on a market analysis, the contractor should develop and demonstrate an end-to-end Application based on C3S products and the tools provided by the Climate Data Store (CDS) infrastructure. The objective of such contracts is to create downstream applications at the service of users based on C3S data and the associated infrastructure.
This contract award notice lists the contractors for Round 2 of the ITT.
II.1.6) Information about lots:
The contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement(excluding VAT)
II.2) Description
II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: 00
Main site or place of performance:On contractor’s premises.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The contractor for contract No ECMWF/COPERNICUS/2019/C3S_428d_VORTEX will develop an online platform fed by observational, reanalysis and climate change data, to offer the customer access to on-demand downscaled scenarios. Such platform will seamlessly interact with the existing Copernicus data streams, providing a user-friendly tool to access climate information. The proposal builds upon Vortex business model and extend it to a broader range of users with a demand for high resolution and easy to access climate risk information at different time scales. The platform will offer a similar structure of products as the current Vortex system adapted to climate risks management applications.

II.2.5)Award criteria

II.2.11) Information about options
Options no
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:Copernicus – The European Earth Observation Programme (see )

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement(GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S:2018/S 150-346011
Section V: Award of contract
Contract No: ECMWF/COPERNICUS/2019/C3S_428d_VORTEX
Lot No: Round 2
Title: Copernicus C3S_428 C3S Use Cases

A contract/lot is awarded yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:2019-06-19
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received:7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Vortex Factoria de Calculs S.L.
Postal address: Marie Curie 8/14 Parc Tecnologic BCN nord
Town: Barcelona
Postal code: 08042
Country: Spain
Nuts code: ES
The contractor is an SME yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot(excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 250000.00
Total value of the contract/lot:201699.00

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
See instructions on ECMWF’s Suppliers web page:

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:


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